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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh', 26 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/3
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did...
Dates: 26 April 1872

Story entitled 'Ron', 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/125
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ron' [Ròn or Seal] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a farmer noticed that someone was eating bread from his kiln. He hid in the kiln waiting to see who the culprit was and discovered it was a big seal and a large seal. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a mouse. However, the noise was the man...
Dates: 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875

Story under the heading 'Roin' and accompanying songs, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/41
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' telling how a crew from Howgearraidh [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] were hunting on Cousmal [Causmal] and caught a lot of seals. A farmer took a load of them home and put them at the end of the house so that they would stay cold. in the house was a nurse who was looking after a baby and heard a big seal coming to life and saw it kiss a small seal and singing a song beginning 'Spòg Spaidrich òig, Spog mo Chaidhich choir'. The song...
Dates: c1875

Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals, 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/29
Scope and Contents Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staola-gearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The story tells of a farmer who could not work out who was eating his corn so he went to the bottom of his kiln and saw that a big seal and a small seal were the culprits. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a...
Dates: 7 October 1875

Superstition about the bird 'Naosg' [snipe], 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/138
Scope and Contents

Superstition about the bird 'Naosg' [snipe] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann that if it is heard in the morning, death comes earlier than if heard later on. Wives, on hearing the snipe ask 'where the grioglachan [Pleiades] is in the Skye (sic)' for telling the time. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 24 June 1887

Superstition and story under the heading 'Roin' about seals and accompanying song beginning 'Ach an ighean Aoidh ic Eoin', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/26
Scope and Contents Superstition and story under the heading 'Roin'. The superstition states that seals are enchanted people who travel around trying to find a way out of the enchantment. Seals have a sweet voice and if one seal is killed you can hear the others mourn it. Once on Teisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] many seals were killed and a old man, who was sat on a rock fishing, saw a seal out at sea keening its dead partner with a song beginning, 'Ach an ighean Aoidh ic Eoin, Gu'm b eolach mu na...
Dates: c1875

Superstitions linking birds and death, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/83
Scope and Contents

Superstitions linking birds and death that if a dove is seen at the house of a dying person, this is a good sign but a raven is a bad sign. A small curlew predicts death and like the sand piper gives a sharp pipe or screech. On the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] a 'Glugabhas' is a bird that comes the night before a death. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

The Meaning of Christian Faith: Immortality, c1935

Identifier: BAI 1/4/1/4
Scope and Contents

Marked as the third lecture in a series, it examines the issues of death and immortality in the Christian context.

Dates: c1935

Three stories about crodh-mara [sea-cattle] and the MacDonalds, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/135
Scope and Contents Three stories collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about crodh mara or sea-cattle and the MacDonalds. The first story tells how Mac Dhonuil Dui lived in a house 200 yards west of Teampull na Trionaid with his wife but they had no family or cattle. MacDonald Dubh fell ill and every morning and evening a cow 'bo mhaol bhui[dhe]' visited them to be milked but was never seen between times. One day, while milking the wife spilt milk and cursed the cow and...
Dates: 18 January 1871

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created....
Dates: 1860 to c1866